WINNIPEG — A defence lawyer asked a female police officer in Winnipeg how no one could have seen a male colleague point a shotgun at her on two occasions when many people were around.Former officer Leroy Gold is on trial on charges of pointing a firearm and uttering threats stemming from two alleged encounters with Const. Danielle Prefontaine in 2016.Prefontaine testified that in May of that year she was in a parking garage at police headquarters when Gold pointed the gun at her groin and uttered, “Boom, right in the crotch.”Six months later she said she was in a room at police headquarters when Gold pressed the gun against her rib cage and said, “I know what you need.”Defence attorney Richard Wolson told court both incidents happened during a busy shift change and questioned how no one could have witnessed it or heard the two speak afterwards.He suggests Gold make a joke about his colleague filing overtime and she got angry.The defence is to call witnesses Thursday afternoon.The Canadian Press
The site of a violent attack is blocked by the police in Stockholm, Sweden. Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Share Tweet Email Short URL Apr 28th 2017, 8:47 AM By Associated Press Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Woman who was injured in Stockholm truck attack dies in hospital Police have not disclosed a motive for the attack and no extremist group has claimed responsibility. The site of a violent attack is blocked by the police in Stockholm, Sweden. 7,237 Views SWEDISH AUTHORITIES SAY a woman in her 60s injured in the 7 April truck attack in Stockholm has died, raising the death toll to five.In a statement this morning, the Stockholm police said the woman, who has not been publicly identified, had been hospitalised in southern Sweden.A 39-year-old Uzbek man, Rakhmat Akilov, has pleaded guilty to a terrorist crime for ramming the truck into a crowd on a main pedestrian shopping street in the Swedish capital.Police have not disclosed a motive for the attack and no extremist group has claimed responsibility for it.Akilov’s Swedish residency application was rejected last year but police said there was nothing to indicate he might plan an attack.- Comments closed as legal proceedings are ongoing Read: UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed >Read: ‘Major, major conflict with North Korea’ possible, Trump says > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article No Comments http://jrnl.ie/3362942 Friday 28 Apr 2017, 8:47 AM
Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Government says Islamist extremist group behind slaughter of almost 300 The government is investigating whether the group had “international support”. Monday 22 Apr 2019, 11:08 AM Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4602187 Share Tweet Email1 71 Comments By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Eranga Jayawardena/PA Images St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo after yesterday’s attack. Apr 22nd 2019, 7:45 AM Updated Apr 22nd 2019, 11:08 AM THE SRI LANKAN government believes a local Islamist extremist group called the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) was behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks that killed nearly 300 peopleGovernment spokesman Rajitha Senaratne added that the government was investigating whether the group had “international support”.“We don’t see that only a small organisation in this country can do all that,” he said.“We are now investigating the international support for them, and their other links, how they produced the suicide bombers here, and how they produced bombs like this.”Documents seen by AFP show Sri Lanka’s police chief issued a warning on 11 April, saying that a “foreign intelligence agency” had reported NTJ was planning attacks on churches and the Indian high commission.Not much is known about the NTJ, a radical Muslim group that his been linked to the vandalising of Buddhist statues.A police source told AFP that all 24 people in custody in connection with the attacks belong to an “extremist” group, but did not specify further. The death toll in the series of eight blasts that targeted mostly churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has risen to 290.More than 500 people were wounded in the blasts, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera added, in the deadliest violence since the end of the country’s long-running civil war a decade ago.Police have now arrested 24 people in connection with the blasts, Gunasekera added.The powerful explosions struck in quick succession at three hotels in the capital Colombo. The Cinnamon Grand was hit at around 8:30 am, and the high-end Shangri-La soon after at 9:05 am.Three churches were also targeted in that wave of blasts: Colombo’s historic St Anthony’s Shrine, the St Sebastian’s church in the town of Negombo — north of the capital — and the Zion Church in the east-coast town of Batticaloa.Hours later, there were two more blasts — one of them at another Colombo hotel. At least two of the eight were carried out by suicide bombers, according to police sources and a hotel official.The blasts hit the churches when they were full of worshippers gathered for Easter services. Police have said 35 foreigners were among the dead, including British, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese and American citizens, with the US and the UK later confirming their nationals were killed.India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj added three Indians were killed.A Portuguese man also died, according to the Iberian nation’s LUSA news agency. Two Chinese nationals were injured, the country’s embassy in Sri Lanka said, according to Beijing’s official Xinhua news agency.Civil warThe island nation has suffered deadly militant attacks for years, especially by ethnic Tamil militants during a decades-long civil war that ended in 2009 when Sri Lankan forces crushed the insurgency.In recent years, there have been clashes between the majority Sinhalese Buddhist community and minority Muslims, and in March last year the government imposed a 12-day state of emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots.Christian groups have also complained of increased harassment from hardline Buddhist groups. The blast scene in St. Anthony’s Church. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesMemoriesFor many Sri Lankans, the attacks brought back painful memories of a conflict that lasted three decades and killed as many as 100,000 people.During those years, bomb attacks were a regular occurrence, and left many Sri Lankans on edge in the streets and on public transport.As Shantha Prasad carried children wounded from the attacks into a Colombo hospital, he said memories of the country’s deadly civil war flooded back.“I carried about eight wounded children yesterday,” he told AFP on Monday, a day after a string of blasts hit hotels and churches, killing nearly 300 people.“There were two girls aged six and eight, the same age as my daughters,” said Prasad, who helps carry stretchers into the hospital’s triage area and wards.“Their clothes were torn and drenched in blood. It is unbearable to see this kind of violence again.”International reactionPope Francis expressed his sadness over the attacks during his traditional Easter address at the Vatican.“I want to express my affectionate closeness with the Christian community, attacked while it was at prayer, and to all the victims of such cruel violence,” he said.The Catholic Church in Jerusalem had said in an earlier statement: “We pray for the souls of the victims and ask for speedy recovery of the injured, and ask God to inspire the terrorists to repent of their killing and intimidation.”A month after dozens of Muslims were killed in a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the Sri Lanka attack as “devastating”. New Zealand condemns all acts of terrorism, and our resolve has only been strengthened by the attack on our soil on the 15th of March.“To see an attack in Sri Lanka while people were in churches and at hotels is devastating.”US President Donald Trump tweeted: “Heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels.“We stand ready to help!”“We strongly condemn these odious acts,” French President Emmanuel Macron wrote on Twitter and in Paris, the lights on the Eiffel Tower were dimmed in tribute to the victims.German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a statement published on Twitter that “religious hate and intolerance that have showed themselves in such a terrible way today must not win”.“The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling,” British Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted.© – AFP 2019 31,640 Views St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo after yesterday’s attack. 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Professor of Linguistics Mr George Babiniotis, will be speaking to parents on the importance of studying the Greek language and on effective ways of learning Greek. For the first time in Melbourne, parents are given this opportunity to meet and hear from one of the most important academics who will be visiting Australian from the University of Athens. Professor Babiniotis will speak to the parents on the topic of: The pedagogical, scientific and social benefits of learning the Greek Language and effective ways of learning the language. All parents have been invited to attend the talk held on Monday 26 November, at Belle Vue Primary School, 20 Highview Road, North Balwyn from 7:15 pm. For more information, call the offices of the GOCMV on 9662 2722, or the principal of the Greek Afternoon Schools, Mr Yiannis Milides on 0416 043 335. * Professor Babiniotis is Visiting Professor of the Hellenic Museum and the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
A multi-disciplinary art project Tales of Cyprus, to be showcased in December at the Melbourne’s gallery Chapel off Chapel, will explore the homeland of a graphic designer and artist Con Emmanuelle, the culture of Cyprus and its traditional way of life prior to 1950.The exhibition will depict and merge Cypriot cultural heritage with contemporary notions of family, community and connections to the homeland, through digital reproductions of rare old family photos, quotes from personal interviews and original drawings of traditional and iconic scenes from old Cyprus, based on Con’s attempt to recreate the glamour of the travel poster from the 1930s.“The focus of my project is before 1950 and the reason I chose that as the end date is that after 1950 Cyprus changed forever. The Cyprus of my parents’ upbringing is gone; we’ll never see it again.”Con Emmanuelle is now inviting the Cypriot community to give their own stamp to the exhibition with their old family photos. A scanning booth will be set up on Sunday 24 August, from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, at the Melbourne Polytechnic Library, Building K, St John Street, Prahran. The family photos must have been taken on the island of Cyprus before 1950. Full accreditation and acknowledgement will be given to the family. As a sign of appreciation, a special high-res digital file and digital print of the photo chosen for the exhibit will also be given to the family. The original photos will be scanned in the presence of the owner and returned immediately.For more information about the project, visit www.talesofcyprus.wordpress.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.orgRead a full interview with Con Emmanuelle in this Saturday’s English edition of Neos Kosmos. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Dangers du Tabac : l’UE veut couvrir 75% des paquets de cigarettes de message anti-tabacBruxelles a dévoilé ses nouvelles directives portant sur “la production, la présentation et la vente de tabac” au sein de l’Union européenne. Parmi les mesures envisagées, figure celle de couvrir au trois-quarts les paquets de cigarette de messages anti-tabac.Les paquets de cigarettes pourraient prochainement être couverts au trois-quarts d’images chocs et d’avertissements sur les dangers du tabac. C’est ce qu’a dévoilé mardi le journal Les Echos qui s’est procuré un texte dévoilant les projets de la Commission européenne en matière de “production, présentation et vente de tabac”. Des mesures que Bruxelles doit dévoiler aujourd’hui même et qui visent notamment à “s’assurer que l’apparence du paquet reflète les caractéristiques du produit, à savoir ses conséquences négatives pour la santé et son potentiel addictif”. Dans ce but, les textes et photos devraient couvrir les deux côtés du paquet : cette couverture passerait ainsi de 40 à 75%. Néanmoins, la directive laisse encore la possibilité aux Etats membres de durcir la mesure. Quatre pays (dont la France, le Royaume-Uni et la Belgique) se disent intéressés par l’exemple australien. Dans ce pays, les paquets sont devenus totalement vierges de logos début décembre. Une initiative qu’a saluée Marisol Touraine, la ministre française de la Santé qui a par ailleurs annoncé une loi anti-tabac en 2013.Mais d’autres mesures sont également annoncées par la directive. Celle-ci prévoir d’interdire certains arômes (fruit, chocolat, mentholée) censés pousser les jeunes à la consommation de cigarettes. De même, dans ce même but, les cigarettes “slim” (au diamètre de moins de 7,5 mm) et les minipaquets (de moins de 20 cigarettes) ne seront plus autorisés à la vente.Une industrie très influente À lire aussiEnvie d’arrêter de fumer ? Ce jeu vidéo avec un chaton pourrait bien vous faire fumer votre dernière cigaretteReste que les choses promettent de ne pas être simples. En effet, l’industrie du tabac est une des plus puissantes de la capitale européenne qu’est Bruxelles, souligne les Echos. La préparation de la directive a ainsi déjà entrainé la démission forcée du commissaire chargé de la Santé, John Dalli, soupçonné d’avoir laissé un de ses proches réclamer 60 millions d’euros auprès d’industriels suédois du tabac. En contrepartie, celui-ci aurait fait la promesse de lever l’interdiction du snus, un tabac à inhaler très populaire en Suède. Finalement, la directive maintient l’interdiction du snus.La bataille du lobbying est toutefois loin d’être terminée. Le texte doit maintenant être approuvé à la fois par le Parlement européen et les Etats membres. Stockholm devrait revenir à la charge pour le snus, le but étant d’étendre sa mise en vente sur le reste du territoire européen. Le 19 décembre 2012 à 12:01 • Maxime Lambert
Previously: On Oct. 13, police raided 56 houses in Clark County, seizing more than 7,000 marijuana plants.What’s new: Thirteen people have been charged in federal court. The arrest total changed from 49 to 55.What’s next: Arraignment at U.S. District Court in Tacoma is set for Jan. 4 and 6.Thirteen people arrested in Operation Gang Green in Clark County and believed to be major players of the group’s large-scale marijuana operation were indicted Thursday on federal drug charges.Charged in U.S. District Court in Tacoma with conspiracy to manufacture marijuana were Dep Thi Le, 57; Tuyet Dang, 55; Hay Thi Le, 55; Billy Luu, 21; Minh Be Luu, 61; Minh Dong Luu, 27; Minh Phuc Luu, 30; Ronny Luu, 34; Happy Luu, 32; Diane Ngo, 35; Khai Nguyen, 34; Quat Nguyen, 49; and Sinh Ngo, 61.Those 13 were among 55 defendants charged in Clark County Superior Court as part of the October drug bust believed to be one of the biggest in the county’s history. The 13 will be transported to a federal detention center in the Seattle area this week. They are scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 4 and 6.The bust on Oct. 13 netted more than 7,000 marijuana plants following raids on 56 Clark County locations involving about 300 police officers.Clark County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Tonya Rulli said she has been working with Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Lally to determine the ringleaders of the drug operation. The attorneys discovered that the Le and Luu families were the most culpable for the operation, Rulli said.“We went through all the information they’ve been gathering for the last two years,” she said. “The information we had were that these were the biggest players in the conspiracy.”
It may seem like small potatoes compared to the massive rounds of layoffs that have rocked publishing houses like Condé Nast and Time Inc. in recent weeks, but it appears that Newsweek is bracing for another round of job cuts.According to a memo from the magazine’s top editor Jon Meacham, “about a dozen” positions will be eliminated. “As much as we would like it to be otherwise, market conditions mean that we are going to have to do our work with fewer people,” he wrote.A Newsweek spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment. Late last year, FOLIO: reported that Newsweek was considering a major overhaul, including a dramatic reduction in rate base. In May, the magazine unveiled a redesign and an editorial shift from news to news analysis.Through the first nine months of 2009, Newsweek saw ad pages fall 29.2 percent, according to PIB figures. Through the third quarter, Newsweek parent the Washington Post Co. reported a $29.7 million operating loss for its magazine publishing division (which includes Budget Travel magazine), compared to a loss of $27 million during the same quarter last year.Newsweek reduced its workforce by 44 people during the first quarter as a result of a voluntary retirement incentive the company offered in late 2008.Below is Meacham’s entire memo, via Politico:To the Staff From Jon Meacham This has been a tough day for the magazine. Because the economic climate in publishing has become ever more difficult, we have been compelled by business considerations to eliminate about a dozen positions. We are parting company with colleagues who have done much to serve the magazine and its readers. As much as we would like it to be otherwise, market conditions mean that we are going to have to do our work with fewer people. I have no spin to offer. I will say this, though: our new magazine and website have been well received by readers. The different direction we undertook earlier this year continues to appear promising in terms of building and retaining an engaged audience that we hope will be attractive to advertisers while we, like so many other organizations, seek new sources of revenue in order to fulfill our mission. Our situation is not unique. But we will keep working as hard as we can to find solutions that are. In the meantime, thanks to you all for the work you have done and will do. To those who are leaving, we will miss you, and we wish you the very best.
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Contractor Tells His Side Of Story Regarding 13 Muse Ave. DemolitionIn “Letter To The Editor”Lender To Cancel $1.6 Million In Loans Made To Former ITT Tech Students At Wilmington & Norwood CampusesIn “Government”BREAKING: Board Of Health Fines Contractor $6,000 & Revokes Septic License Over Muse Ave FiascoIn “Government” BOSTON, MA — A Wilmington contractor and his two companies will pay up to $125,000 to settle allegations that employees illegally removed and disposed of asbestos and construction debris while demolishing a home in the town, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.“Construction and demolition work involving asbestos must be done in a safe and legal way to protect workers and the public,” AG Healey said. “We will take action against contractors who illegally dispose of asbestos and put the public at risk of harm.”The consent judgment, entered Friday in Suffolk Superior Court, settles a lawsuit filed by the AG’s Office that alleges Langone Development Group, Inc. (a contracting company), 3 Holly Street, LLC (the property owner), and Jonathan S. Langone (the president and manager of both companies), violated the state’s clean air law while haphazardly knocking down a single-family house in Wilmington. The lawsuit alleges the defendants failed to remove exterior asbestos shingles from the house and did not take any necessary safety precautions.The AG’s Office alleges the defendants’ actions caused a visible dust cloud of asbestos to be emitted in the air, putting the health of their workers and residents in the Wilmington neighborhood at risk.The lawsuit also alleges that the Langone and his employees violated the state’s solid waste management act by illegally dumping large pieces of construction debris in a deep pit they dug on the property, even though they reported that solid waste from their demolition activities would be disposed of at a permitted facility, as required.“Massachusetts requires protective measures whenever asbestos removal, handling and disposal are involved in order to protect the public from the health hazards associated with airborne asbestos fibers,” said MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg. “Persons who seek to avoid costs by violating applicable laws and regulations will be subject to enforcement including appropriate penalties.”Under the terms of the settlement, the defendants will pay up to $125,000 in penalties, with $25,000 suspended for three years pending compliance with the terms of the agreement.Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used in a wide variety of building materials, from roofing and flooring, to siding and wallboard, to caulking and insulation. If asbestos is improperly handled or maintained, fibers can be released into the air and inhaled, potentially resulting in life-threatening illnesses, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Asbestosis is a serious, progressive, and long-term disease for which there is no known effective treatment. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is found in the thin membranes of the lung, chest, abdomen, and heart, that may not show up until many years after exposure, and that has no known cure, although treatment methods are available to address the effects of the disease.AG Healey has made asbestos safety a priority, as part of the office’s “Healthy Buildings, Healthy Air” Initiative that was announced in March 2017 to better protect the health of children, families, and workers in Massachusetts from health risks posed by asbestos. Since September 2016, the AG’s Office, with the assistance of MassDEP, has successfully brought asbestos enforcement cases that together have resulted in more than $2.8 million in civil penalties.For more information on asbestos and asbestos-related work, visit MassDEP’s website outlining asbestos construction and demolition notification requirements.This case was handled by Assistant Attorney General Meghan Davoren of AG Healey’s Environmental Protection Division, with assistance from Senior Regional Counsel Colleen McConnell, Asbestos Program Section Chief John Macauley, and Asbestos Program Environmental Analyst Grady Dante, all of MassDEP’s Northeast Regional Office in Wilmington.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of June 2, 2019:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Robert “Bob” Alan Coste, 59Joseph “Joe” J. Parrella, 66Previously Lived In Wilmington:Gary B. Balser, 74Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:NoneLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Obituaries”
Nellore: The police apprehended the accused within 24 hours, who looted huge cash from a shopping mall in the city late on Thursday and recovered Rs 15.94 lakh from him, who is working as an accountant in the mall. It may be recalled that a person entered the fourth floor of a popular shopping mall located in VRC Centre in the city late on Thursday and looted around Rs 16 lakh from the cash counters hiding himself from the focus of CCTV cameras. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us Owner of the shopping mall Bayya Srinivasulu lodged a complaint with the Chinnabazar police and they registered a case. City DSP J Srinivasulu Reddy, interacting with the media on Saturday, said that the police, who suspected the modus operandi of burglary and concentrated on the CCTV visuals. The accused was from the same shopping mall, who works in a godown, the DSP stated. Also Read – A mother abandoned newborn baby girl in Chirala Advertise With Us The police arrested Katti Mahendra alias Mani, who is working as an accountant. The 26-year-old Mani is resident of Pedda Cherukuru village and has been working in the shopping mall for the last five years. In the early hours of August 9, he committed the theft entering from a hole meant for exhaust fan. He, after taking the entire money from the cash counter, failed to leave from the same entry. Advertise With Us So, he waited till morning hours in the lady’s toilet and left the place as soon as customers started visiting the mall managing to hide from the cameras. But police found his presence in the morning hours on Friday in the mall visuals and also checked attendance registers and they found Mani was missing from his workplace. The police conducted a raid on a hotel close to RTC Complex on Saturday and arrested him. Mani confessed to the police that he had committed the offence owing to huge burden of personal debts. District SP Aishwarya Rastogi appreciated efforts of the police for resolving the case within 24 hours.
Bella Thorne with her upcoming bookInstagramAfter coming out as a bisexual, Bella Thorne has now stated that she is a pansexual. The actress, who is currently dating Italian musician Benjamin Mascolo, in an interview, spoke about how she is a pansexual and is attracted to people regardless of their sex or gender identity. “I’m actually a pansexual, and I didn’t know that,” she told on Good Morning America and further added, “You like what you like.”Thorne, who has been quite open about her sexuality, did not shy away from stating how she is rather attracted to the person and not their sexuality. “Doesn’t have to be a girl, or a guy, or … you know, a he, a she, a this, or that. It’s literally, you like personality, like you just like a being,” Bella said. “It doesn’t really matter what’s going on, over there. If I just like it, I like it!” Bella added on the ABC show. Check out the interview below.Bella Thorne in Good Morning AmericaYouTubeThe actress attended the show to promote her new book of personal poems called Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray. Apart from Bella, there have been a few celebrities who have opened up about their pansexuality in the past. This includes Panic! At The Disco frontman Brandon Urie, Miley Cyrus and Janelle Monae, to name a few. Back in 2016, Bella opened up about being a bisexual as she tweeted the same. Later in 2018, it was confirmed that the actress was involved in a throuple as she had an open relationship with rapper Mod Sun and YouTube star Tana Mongeau.Their story takes a bitter turn as Tana and Bella broke up in 2019. Two months later, Bella and Mod also split up but Tana and Bella continued to remain good ex-girlfriends. In fact, as Tana celebrated her 21st birthday in June, Bella did take up to share a picture of the two from their heydays along with a caption that read, “Through thick and thin I love you tana happy bday you beautiful beautiful special girl.” To this, Tana also responded, “i love u forever and ever. ❤️.” Later it was announced that Tana is all set to tie the knot with fellow YouTuber Jake Paul.Tana and I are no longer good. She broke girl code I’m over it.— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) July 17, 2019 Bella ThorneTwitterBella seemed to be okay with this too as she was impeccably happy with her ex-girlfriend’s relationship status. However, Tana and Mod grabbing a drink last week made things ugly between the two ladies! “Tana and I are no longer good. She broke girl code I’m over it,” tweeted Bella. Of course, Tana didn’t stay silent and replied, “”????? imagine taking every time ur mad at me to twitter but then telling ppl how much u care about me……………….. wtf is this b :/”” Later, Bella accused Tana of using her for Twitter clout, which Tana did not take for. She responded, “”dude what are you doing bella? like i have no idea why you’re mad, i’ve been texting you every minute since you tweeted, and for you to be tweeting me something as hurtful as saying I dated you for Twitter is literally f**king nuts & if you honestly think that damn i lost you.”Things might not be all that good for Tana and Bella but they both have moved on and are with other people respectively. We sure would like to know how their fight pans out!
Jaipur will witness a star-studded week when music stalwarts like Shubha Mudgal and Vidya Shah will come forward to perform at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) as a part of Navras 2017 – a performing arts festival, spanning over a period of 9 days from March 18 – 26. The festival will present a series of rich and diverse productions of theatre, contemporary dance and sufi, classical, pop and fusion music. The idea is to give the audiences a chance to experience the arts and its impact in a range of spectacular spaces within the JKK premises. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSays Pooja Sood, DG, JKK, “We are proud to present a variety of nationally acclaimed performances in art, music, dance and theatre to the audiences in Jaipur. If Navras means to have new experiences, then it is our endeavor that the audiences enrich themselves in experiencing theatre, dance and music in new and diverse ways.”Noted singer Shubha Mudgal and her band Koshish, will be opening the festival with a sonorous performance. Equally at ease with popular music and fusion projects, Shubha Mudgal is one of India’s acclaimed vocalists who has specialised in Hindustani classical music. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe days that follow will witness many artistic presentations including dance productions – Ganapati by Adishakti andTimeless by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company, theatre productions – Kaumudi by Abhishek Majumdar and White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour. The festival will also witness the premier of ‘Phool Kesula Phool’ – a theatre production commissioned by JKK and directed by Rajasthan’s bright talent Rajendra Panchal. JKK will also be presenting ‘Tilchatteyki Diary’, a play for children that was also commissioned in summer 2016. In an attempt to introduce audiences to alternative viewing strategies, several experimental productions have been invited to Navras. For example, in White Rabbit Red Rabbit, there is nothing between the actor and the audience – no directorial vision and no production design. The script is handed over to the artist on the stage and then he/she has to improvise and make it interactive. Dil-o-Danish, a long durational reading of Krishna Sobti’s celebrated novel about Delhi and the Ganga-Jamuna tehzib of the city will be held in a specially conceived tent outdoors. As the audiences immerse themselves in the story of Delhi they will also get to ‘taste’ ‘Dilli ka khaana’ which will be served as a part of the reading session. Directed by Anuradha Kapur, this work borders between theatre and a reading.There will also be an exhibition, ‘Women on Record’, curated and designed by photographer Delhi-based ace photographer Parthiv Shah on March 26. The exhibition which will run in the Museum Galleries 2 and 3 of Jawahar Kala Kendra till the end of April, is a showcase of a world of incredible women, of black and white era, of the Salon, the Tawaifs, stories, riddles, anecdotes, photographs and songs. This will be enunciated by a performance of classical music by Vidya Shah .
Since at least the early 1600’s and all the way to the earliest years of the 20th century, “sin-eaters” and “sin-eating”, a rather macabre profession that arose from folklore legends and peculiar supernatural beliefs, was a common line of work across the rural areas of the British Isles. Grieving family members of the recently deceased would pay the village sin-eaters to rid their departed loved ones from all the sins they had accumulated during their lives, and the sin-eaters would then perform an eerie ritual that supposedly allowed the dead to enter Heaven.A painting of a 19th century Scottish funeral.Many people believed that a piece of bread or pastry, which was placed on the chest or the face of the dead person, was able to absorb all of the deceased’s sins: family members gathered around the corpse to drink ale and mourn, and a sin-eater would literally eat the sins of the deceased by consuming these funerary snacks.Peasant funeral in the Mam Turk mountains of Connemara, Ireland, 1870While eating, the sin-eater would recite a special prayer: “I give easement and rest now to thee, dear man. Come not down the lanes or in our meadows. And for thy peace, I pawn my own soul. Amen.”Such funerary practice may seem strange or even downright frightening, but, in the opinion of many contemporary anthropological and ethnological studies, their origins lie in the beginnings of Christianity.I am the Resurrection and the Life, or The Village Funeral, Frank Holl, 1872, Leeds City Art GalleryJesus Christ, who, according to the Bible, willingly sacrificed his life to cleanse humanity of all of their sins, served as the role model to the original sin-eaters, who offered their souls to purify the souls of the departed.Although sin-eaters were seen as those who not only enabled the souls of the dead to safely ascend to Heaven but also as those who prevented the sin-plagued dead from returning to Earth in spectral form as ghosts or wraiths, they were usually shunned from their communities and forced to live in isolation.Funeral in England, 1795.Namely, people feared those who were willing to “pawn their soul”, to take over the sins of the dead and add them to their own collection of sins. Such an act, although respected, was considered as the work of dark magic, witchcraft, supernatural forces, or even the Devil himself; to look a sin-eater in the eye, even for a mere second, was seen as a sign of bad luck.Related Article:Furthermore, the lives of sin-eaters were not only lonely but also quite dangerous. Since the Catholic Church had a monopoly on the absolution of sins and the members of the clergy were the only people allowed to perform absolution rituals, sin-eating was outlawed and punishable by death.Sin-eaters were people who got paid to absorb the sins of the recently deceasedNot only those who conducted the sin-eating but also those who employed sin-eaters to rid their dead loved ones of sins were seen as heretics, blasphemers, and worshippers of Satan. Therefore, sin-eaters were usually forced to keep their business shrouded in a veil of secrecy.The last known sin-eater, a man named Richard Munslow, died in 1906 in Ratlinghope, a village in England’s West Midlands county of Shropshire. Unlike the majority of sin-eaters, who usually came from poor families and were often beggars or drunkards, Munslow was born in a reasonably wealthy family and was a respectable farmer.Ratlinghope, Shropshire, Great Britain. Photo by Derek Harper CC BY SA 2.0He, according to the local tales, entered the sin-eating business purely out of kindness and love for his fellow villagers; he offered to absorb the sins of the recently deceased to continue a once prominent tradition that had died out during the mid-19th century.Read another story from us: 36,000-year-old Meat of a Mummified Bison was used for a StewIn 2010, the citizens of Ratlinghope, led by Reverend Norman Morris, collected a thousand pounds to restore Munslow’s grave, which had fallen into disrepair. Although the obsolete practice of sin-eating will likely never be revived in Britain, it is certainly worth remembering.
The tourism industry in Ireland is now worth €8 billion, reveals the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC). There was an increase of 10% in holiday visitors, while business visitors and those coming to visit friends and relatives (VFR) were up 12%. The ITIC predicts that 2017 had a positive outlook despite challenges.This happens to be a nine percent increase, or almost €600m more compared to what was spent in 2015. Irish air and sea carriers earned a further €1.5 billion from tourists, while many Irish people holidayed at home, generating €1.75 billion. A further €300 million was earned from visitors from Northern Ireland. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of overseas visitors grew by 10% to 8.8 million, the highest number on record with all four top source markets recording significant growth.The industry has surpassed a severe record, as overseas tourists spent €4.7 billion in 2016. Based on the predictions by ITIC the domestic market, for people holidaying within Ireland is expected to pick up even further as personal finances improve. The confederation praised the government’s move to maintain the nine percent VAT rate on tourism services.
Top Stories Comments Share Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation If it’s the former, landing a guy like Kolb makes less sense, as the team would really just need someone to keep the seat warm for a couple seasons until Skelton is ready. If it’s the latter, well, it will be open season on pretty much every available QB once the lockout ends. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away The NFC West is still one of the weakest divisions in football, and the Cardinals could be a QB away from returning to the top.“Yes, I will give up a first round pick for Kevin Kolb,” Doug Franz said on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf show Tuesday. “Because I think the division’s so bad, that you get Kevin Kolb, you win this division and now your first round pick is in the 20s, and that’s fine with me.” But, Franz is confident the Cardinals could win with Kyle Orton, who will likely come cheaper than the Eagles backup.And, given the potential of John Skelton, Franz feels Orton may be the best bet for the Cardinals right now.“I do like John Skelton, but I also, if I’m Ken Whisenhunt, I’m looking at the situation…I’m saying this division’s so bad, and all I have to is if I win the division I’ve already got a home playoff game,” he said. “Kyle Orton is good enough to win this division. I can still teach John Skelton.”Tim Kempton, though, feels that the Cardinals should have their eyes on a larger goal than just winning a weak division.“It’s not about winning the division,” he said. “It’s about winning the Super Bowl.“John Skelton gives us the best chance to win the Super Bowl. Maybe not this year, but next year.”Kempton has an interesting point, though as the Cardinals have proven, once a team makes the playoffs anything is possible. Would it be worth passing up that chance, remote as it may be, just to give John Skelton more reps as the starter?What it comes down to is just how highly Ken Whisenhunt thinks of the guy he drafted in the fifth round out of Fordham just one year ago. Is he good enough to be the long-term option at QB, or is destined to become a career backup?
July 25, 2012: John Skelton now in frontFLAGSTAFF — After day one, it was Kevin Kolb. After day two, it’s John Skelton.Skelton has overtaken Kolb in this early quarterback competition, of granting media interviews.Skelton spoke twice Wednesday: first following the run test in the morning and then again following the end of the first practice of camp in the afternoon.“The quarterback position is probably the most important position on the field and with that position comes extra scrutiny and criticism,” Skelton said surrounded by reporters. “Kevin and I are both taking it in stride. We both know that we’re going to push each other, like always. “May the best man win.”Now, if this were a competition on the golf course then apparently it would be no competition at all.“Kevin’s got me,” Skelton said when asked who had the better game.The two spent much of the offseason playing every Tuesday. “There was probably a group of 12 of us that played,” Skelton said.“I guess it’s hard for the outside community to fathom two guys getting along that are competing for the same job,” the former fifth round pick said. “But we both push each other. We both want the best for each other.”(Full disclosure: Kolb did do a sit down one-one-one interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King following practice. Does a national interview count double?) Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments Share Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
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